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of secret government operations. >> an update on chuck hagel. we haven't heard anything on him. >> the vote to confirm him was supposed to happen today, this morning. it was postponed last night. the head of the committee said the senate group is not done reviewing the nomination. some republicans have a press concerned about some answers last week, the lack of details about money he has received over the past five years. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> it is taken almost 10 years but apple has reached a new milestone -- 25 billion songs on itunes. it was purchased by a customer in germany who received a gift card worth more than $13,000. custom must download 15,000 songs and milli minute. the move to save billions of dollars, the postal service will end saturday mail service beginning in august. post offices will remain open. the proposal still needs congressional approval. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how do you feel about the postal service stopping its saturday mail delivery service? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us
on the response to the benghazi attack. right now there's no replacement for leon panetta because chuck hagel has yet to be confirmed. >> forget talk of a post christmas slump for retailers. january revenue was up 5.1%. barbershopper is were taking advantage of clearance sales. there are rising gas prices and a 2% payroll tax hike. consumer borrowing rose by 14 port $6 billion -- $14.6 billion, the highest level on record. credit card debt fell by $3.6 billion. lawmakers are allowing natural gas companies to seek a surcharge of up to $2 to help recover costs to replace aging infrastructure. the surcharge that still has to be approved. those who voted for the bill said the boost is necessary to help repair aging pipes. opponents cite the company should not be asking for extra money. it could be happy friday if you're looking to list your home. jane king has the bloomberg business report. good morning. happy friday. >> tgif if you are selling your home. today is the best day to list it. homes listing on friday sold for 99% of the asking price. proper is also the fastest on friday, 81 days on averag
for threatening neighbors. chuck hagel will be back on capitol hill again today. he was questioned about his opposition views on the iraq war. he is expected to win confirmation and become the first enlisted men to serve as defense secretary. >> the super bowl is big business but not all those businesses are legitimate. more than $30 million worth of fake nfl merchandise has been seized. to national shipments of counterfeit merchandise were targeted. fake jerseys and baseball caps were confiscated. they have shut down 313 websites and have made 23 arrests. the labor department will release the january jobs report. hallie jackson gives us a preview. >> economists are predicting we will see basically what we have been seeing. the unemployment rate around 720% for the third year in a row -- 7.8%. >> we will see positive economic growth and job creation this year. >> the economy shrank by a tenths of a percentage point. >> president obama spent an entire election promising americans ever return to robust economic growth was right around the corner. >> there was a fourth quarter economic shrinkag
longer. tara mergener has more. >> good morning. the vote to advance chuck hagel's nomination fell short yesterday. it could be another 10 days before a new secretary of defense takes the helm. >> on this vote, the yeas are 58. >> the senate did not meet the threshold to move the nomination to a final vote. >> this is a high school, 24 a football game. we are trying to confirm somebody to run the defenses of this country. >> after two days of nomination on the floor, the republicans have information to seek, they should be allowed to do that. >> republicans are holding up the process. they want more details about the diplomatic mission in benghazi. >> i believe senators have the right to have those questions answered. >> critics say the administration has not been forthcoming. president obama says republicans are playing politics with national security. >> i need a secretary of defense who is coordinating with our allies to make sure our troops are getting the kind of mission they deserve. >> meantime secretary panetta will stay put until the job is filled. another confirmation vote is s
wage. up to $9 an hour. >> hallie jackson, thank you. 33 degrees at the airport. chuck hagel is one step closer to being confirmed by the senate. the committee voted to pass his nomination on to the full senate. his nomination has been contentious because of his stance on the war on iraq and iran. the end is in sight for passengers stranded on a cruise ship in the gulf of mexico. it should be in port no later than thursday. the ship has been stranded since a fire in the engine room. have been sweltering conditions and poor food and only five working toilets. >> when it comes to picking up flowers, who offers the best bouquets? prices range from $17 tomorrow than $100. people have different opinions. different people take different favorites and a side-by-side comparison. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how far in advance do you prepare for valentine's day, either ordering flowers or buying gifts? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. netflix is placing its bets on kids who streamed vid
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